An urgent appeal has been issued as gardai request assistance in locating a young girl, aged 7.
Martha Alite went missing at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2023.
Martha is characterized as being 4′ 9″ tall, with a thin body, long blond hair, and blue eyes.
At the time of her disappearance, the small girl was dressed in blue trousers, a blue jumper, blue canvas shoes, and a blue and pink jacket.
Gardai suspect Martha is with an adult male relative after being picked up from her school in Firhouse, Dublin 24.
Officers suspect she was picked up by a relative in a cab about 2 p.m.
They also believe the pair may have taken the taxi to Blessington, Co Wicklow.
A garda spokesperson said: “An Garda Siochana are not aware of Martha’s whereabouts at this time.
“Investigating Gardai are appealing to any taxi driver or any other person who may have had a male passenger that collected Martha from a school in Firhouse, Dublin 24 on Monday afternoon, to contact them.
“Gardai believe Martha and her relative may have travelled to a domestic residence in Blessington, Co. Wicklow.
“Gardai are seeking to any taxi driver or other anyone who may have driven Martha and another male passenger to or from Blessington to contact Gardai.”
Gardai are also requesting that anyone who stayed with an adult man and Martha on the night of Monday, January 9, 2023, contact them.
“Anyone with information on Martha’s whereabouts is requested to call Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station,” they added.
“Gardai are also urging this adult male relative to call An Garda Siochana as soon as possible.”